Family Travel // Medieval Times

November 20, 2015

One of the highlights on our recent trip to Southern California was being able to go to Medieval Times.  Blame the movie the Cable Guy, but I have just always wanted to go, ha!
We walked into the castle and were greeted immediately by the Kings Court and crowned with our very own crowns.  We had a little time before the show, so the kids were able to go check out the horses.  When the doors opened we were taken by our wench to our seats.  The seats are all in a row with a long table in front.  The kids were excited for the show with a lot of cheering and clapping.  We were seated in the yellow section and asked to cheer on our yellow knight.
We were served hot bread and soup while the show began.  The riders and horses were very impressive, and my kids were mesmerized.  The jousting tournament was my personal favorite, and the horse riding in general.  We were entertained and engaged throughout the show.  It was a great family friendly dinner show, and overall great entertainment experience!
Things to know about Medieval Times Buena Park:
  • There is Free Parking on-site.
  • If you go early, you can get your picture taken with the royals, (costs extra) and you can go visit the horses that they use in the show (free).
  • I was pleasantly surprised with the food.  It was much better than I expected it to be.  You aren’t given any utensils, but I believe if you’d like plastic silverware for your children they will bring you some.  They also provided wet towelettes to clean your hands at the end.
  • My family liked the food at Medieval Times more than the Pirate’s Dinner Adventure, but both are good.
  • Be prepared for the arena to smell a bit like a horse arena.  It wouldn’t normally be something I would notice, but you are eating dinner there.
  • If you have young toddlers, you may want to sit towards to top or at the end of a row, since it may be hard to get in and out.  The seats are like movie theater seats that fold up and down when you get up.  My kids messed around a bit before the show started on the seats, but luckily didn’t fall through the back.
  • Children under the age of 3 are free, but must sit in a parents lap and share their dinner.
  • The show was about 1.5 hours long.
  • You can receive a free admission the month of your birthday if you sign up for their Birthday Fellowship.
  • The portions for the food are large, they do offer to-go boxes if you would like to bring any of the food you didn’t get to eat home with you.
  • The menu included: Tomato Soup, Garlic Bread, Roasted Chicken, Herb Roasted Potato, Sweet Corn on the Cob, and pastry of the castle, and a drink.  Vegetarian Meals are offered.
  • Be sure to stick around after the show, the Knights and King and Princess are available to take pictures with you.
  • For special discounts and rates, check out their website.  Currently it looks like they are having $20 for adults and $6 for children.
We gave the dinner and show two thumbs up!  Definitely worth taking the family to if you are ever in the area!
Thanks Medieval Times Buena Park for hosting us for the Dinner and show! (All thoughts and opinions are my own)
Be sure to check out our other adventures while visiting Buena Park California:
Knott’s Berry Farm 

For other ideas, and things to do in Buena Park California, be sure to check out for more ideas and resources.  

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